Sunday, December 14, 2008


Ini adalah satu maklumat penting yang bermanfaat untuk dikongsi bersama serta di ketahui ramai.Untuk mengetahui Nombor Siri handset telefon bimbit anda:

Sila dail - star hash zero six hash (atau begini *#06#). No. Siri 15 digit akan muncul terpapar di skrin handset anda. Catatkan No. Siri ini dan simpan di mana-mana untuk rujukan anda kemudian. Apabila handset anda di curi orang atau pun kehilangan, telefon saja telco (syarikat pembekal perkhidmatan GSM anda seperti 012, 019, 013, 016, 017, dll) dan berikan No. Siri handset anda ini.

Dengan adanya nombor ini, mereka (telco) boleh blok penggunaan handset telefon bimbit anda itu. Dengan ini walau pun pencuri tersebut bertindak menukar kad SIM, handset telefon bimbit anda itu tidak akan boleh digunakan langsung. Jadi dia tak dapatlah nak pakai sendiri atau pun menjualkannya kepada orang lain.Jika semua orang pemilik handset telefon bimbit lakukan langkah bijak ini, tiada sebab untuk sesiapa cuba mencuri handset lagi.

Majukan mesej ini kepada semua ahli keluarga serta kawan-kawan anda yang mempunyai handset dan marilah kita sama-sama membantu dalam membenteras kegiatan mencuri telefon bimbit ini. Mereka akan terpaksa cari kerja lain yang lebih berfaedah!Cubalah sendiri dulu untuk melihat nombor siri telefon bimbit anda sekarang!

Sunday, November 30, 2008




Band 6
• Very good user
• Very good command of the language.
• Highly expressive, fluent, accurate and appropriate language: hardly any inaccuracies.
• Very good understanding of language and contexts.
• Functions extremely well in the language.

Band 5
• Good user
• Good command of the language
• Expressive, fluent, accurate and appropriate language but with minor inaccuracies.
• Good understanding of language and contexts.
• Functions well in the languageBand 4180-219
• Competent user.• Satisfactory command of the language
.• Satisfactory expressive and fluent, appropriate language but with occasional inaccuracies.
• Satisfactory understanding of language and contexts.
• Functions satisfactorily in the language

Band 3
• Modest user.
• Modest command of the language.
• Modestly expressive and fluent, appropriate language but with noticeable inaccuracies.
• Modest understanding of language and contexts.
• Able to function modestly in the language

Band 2
• Limited user.
• Limited command of the language.
• Lacks expressiveness, fluency and appropriacy : inaccurate use of the language resulting in breakdown in communication.
• Limited understanding of language and contexts.
• Limited ability to function in the language.

Band 1
Below 100
• Extremely limited user
• Poor command of the language.
• Unable to use language to express ideas: inaccurate use of the language resulting in frequent breakdowns in communication.
• Little or poor understanding of language and contexts.• Hardly able to function in the language.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Muslim Celebration

Muslims have two major celebrations in the year. Both are called Eid. Eid Al-Fitr, or the Celebration of Breaking the Fast, marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the month of fasting.Eid Al-Fitr is the celebration that comes at the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of fasting, every day from dawn until sunset. The Islamic Calendar follows the moon and so each year, the dates are shifted forwards by about eleven days in the normal calendar. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, and is followed by Syawal.

The first three days of Syawal are the Eid days.When it isThis year, (2007) the first day of Eid was fell on October 3 in most countries and today its already on Syawal 22. The reason it differs from country to country is the calendar. It is a little bit complicated, but each month has either 29 or 30 days. On the 29th night of the month, people look for the new moon. If it is spotted, then he month has 29 days, and the next day is the start of a new month. If it is not spotted the month continues on for a 30th day, and then the new month starts. These days, astronomers can predict the months and phases of the moon very accurately, but it is still traditional for the moon to be spotted by someone. So, if the sky is overcast over an entire country, even if the moon is there, it can’t be seen and the month continues for one more day.

What it isEid Al-Fitr is all about celebrating the good things that we have received, God’s (Allah’s) bounty and our family and friends. Every household who can afford it must pay a form of tax or zakat in the days leading up to Eid. It is a very small amount, and is paid for each person in the family. Traditionally the tax was in the form of food, although most people now give the equivalent in money. The money or food is given to poor people and whom which need in eight categories, so that they can celebrate Eid, too. The tax is not collected by anyone, and no one is forced to pay it, but it is required as a religious act, and almost everyone pays.

The CelebrationMany people decorate their houses for Eid one or two week before Eid. This is rather an odd thing, since no one is sure when Eid is, until the last minute, and some of the preparation are put up very late on the last day of the month.Everyone has bought the new clothes for Eid in the month of Ramadan . The last few nights of Ramadan it is almost impossible to get into the shops, as everyone is buying their clothes. A complete outfit is normal, right down to the shoes, and even the headscarves for the women.On the morning of Eid, everyone gets up very early to go to the prayers. These are special prayers, held only at Eid. They are held only in very big mosques, or in large open areas, such as football stadiums. They are held about 80 minutes after sunrise, so in the summer months it is very early.

At the morning before the prayer Islam encourage its follower to eat minimum breakfast at their home. After the prayers some of go home waiting for their relative, neighbours and friends. And also some of them go out for visit. Then the celebrations really begin. It isn’t common for children to receive gifts. Instead they receive money. The money should be in the form of a brand new bank note or coins. The amount given is small, usually in the region of about $2 or $3, but still they get plenty. Everyone who visits the children, or everyone whom they visit, gives then the gift of money. In a large extended family, with lots of friends, the children can end up with a small fortune!Sometime around midmorning people start to go out visiting.

They visit neighbors and friends in the morning. At each visit special cakes are eaten, and the children receive their money. The visits are very short as there are plenty to make. Dinner is spent with family. The traditional meal varies from country to country, the only standard thing being the special cakes. Each day of the holiday is spent with a different branch of the family, so that everyone gets visited. In the evening the visits start up again. This goes on for three days, but money is normally only given to the children on the first two days.In between visiting, people make trips out into the streets. Many streets have a sort of fair going, with eid music, kids' games and much more. Here some of the children get to spend their money. They buy candy, soft drinks, toys and rides. Everyone has great fun, and the children are always disappointed when it is over. The adults, on the other hand, are usually worn out and glad of the rest!

Ramadhan and Hari Raya Celebration

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month and a time of fasting and prayer, began Tuesday.
Each morning local Muslim families join for breakfast at around 5:30 a.m. They will not be allowed to eat, drink or participate in any kind of sexual activity again until the sun goes down. At sunset, around 7:30 each night, they will again gather together for a meal and prayer. This goes on for 30 days.

Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on the lunar calendar. It is a time to celebrate the mercy of Allah, forgiveness and freedom from hellfire, according to Simab Khan, a local Muslim community member. It is also one of the five pillars of Islam. The others are: believing in the oneness of God; Salat (prayers required five times a day); Zakat (charity); and Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca required once in a lifetime).

Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to the prophet during this month.
"This is a night which is better than 1,000 months," Dr. Imran Nazeer, a local Muslim community member, quoted from the Quran.

Each night during Ramadan Muslims do taraweeh or collective prayers which last for two hours. A holy man will also recite all 30 chapters of the Holy Quran from memory.
Besides fasting, Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to give charity and do kind deeds for others. Although Muslims believe in doing these things all year, most Muslims give the required 2.5 percent of their savings to charity this month since any act of charity or any kind deed carries 70 times more reward during this time.

Mufti Muzammil Hussain came from Beaumont to recite the Quran for Ramadan. Speaking through the translation of Nazeer, Hussain explained that the fasting and prayer serves two functions. The first is to get closer to God's creation by allowing Muslims to feel how someone without food to eat or something to drink might feel. The second is to get close to the Creator through the nightly prayers.

Hussain also said that the prayers are not only for Muslims, but that Muslims should pray for paradise and protection from hell for all of humanity. He said Muslims do not believe the Quran was sent only for them but that it was sent as mercy for the worlds and is not confined to just their religion.

At the end of the 30 days a big celebration will mark the end of Ramadan.
"You celebrate the fact that God has given you the ability to fast and get close to God," Nazeer said.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"How do I feel in weblogging about learning English and our daily life"

This is my first time created a blog. I feel very interesting because I can improve my English through this interesting way of learning English. Fortunately, our English language lab is equipped with computers, and there was no difficulty in creating a personal blog. Futhermore, I can save my time by posting my assingment in my own blog. While many students were wary at first, the experience of writing in public provided an important learning opportunity for me. I can used my blogs as a medium to reflect on specific aspects of my learning in matric. Thanks for your support and comment on my blog.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"MERDEKA and what its means to me"

Two words describe what I really feel about Merdeka – responsibility and choices. One must learn and find out the real meaning of the word “responsibility”. And one must practise it passionately, all the time.

One must learn firstly, how to be a responsible person, in order to achieve and have a meaningful and effective life.

Being a responsible person means one must learn and make sure that one takes care of one’s self, one’s family and by extension, one’s community.

It is a task that one has to carry out, passionately, with perseverance, diligently, throughout one’s lifetime. One is also given the opportunity to make one’s own choices – as to how one wishes to live, to make a living, to make a future for one’s self.

Here is an opportunity for one to try out different ways to live, to make friends, to choose where one wants to live and how to live the life that one fancies. But in the end, one must take responsibility over the decision and the choices that one makes.

Merdeka is truly a responsibility, and a choice that all citizens must contribute to and share in. A dream perhaps, but worthwhile pursuing, in order to make Merdeka a reality.

The National Day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. Often the National Day will be a national holiday.

The National Day is often taken as the date on which a state or territory achieved independence or the introduction of a democratic constitution. Other dates such as the country's patron saint day, or a significant historic date are sometimes used. Most countries have a single National Day per year, though a few, for example, India and Pakistan, have more than one. Besides that, each of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, namely Hong Kong and Macao, celebrate the day of the establishment of the special administrative region, as well as the National Day of the People's Republic of China.

Most countries have a fixed date National Day, but some have movable dates. An example here is Jamaica, which celebrates its National Day on the first Monday in August. This commemorates independence from the United Kingdom which was attained on Monday, 6 August 1962 - the first Monday in August of that year. Another example is Thailand which celebrates the birthday of the King on 5 December. This date will change on the accession of the heir to the throne.

Malaysia is a country that consists of thirteen states and three federal territories in Southeast Asia with a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,355 sq mi). The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands at over 25 million. The country is separated into two regions-Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo-by the South China Sea. Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines. The country is located near the equator and experiences a tropical climate. Malaysia's head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (conventionally referred to as 'the King' or 'the Agong') and the government is headed by a Prime Minister. The government is closely modeled after the Westminster parliamentary system.

Malaysia as a unified state did not exist until 1963. Previously, a set of colonies were established by the United Kingdom from the late-18th century, and the western half of modern Malaysia was composed of several separate kingdoms. This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganised as the Malayan Union. Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganised again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained independence on 31 August 1957. Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo and the Federation of Malaya joined to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963. The early years of the new union were marred by an armed conflict with Indonesia and the expulsion of Singapore. The Southeast Asian nation experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development during the late-20th century. With a GDP per capita standing at USD14,400, it has, from time to time, been considered a newly industrialised country. Because Malaysia is one of three countries that control the Strait of Malacca, international trade plays a large role in its economy. At one time, it was the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world. Manufacturing has a large influence in the country's economy.

The Malays form the majority of the population. Some Malays are of Arab descent and there are sizable Chinese and Indian communities. Islam is the largest as well as the official religion of the federation. The Malay language is the official language. Malay was originally written in Jawi, based on Arabic script, but nowadays, the Roman alphabet (Rumi) is more often used.

Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and participates in many international organisations such as the United Nations. As a former British colony, it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also a member of the Developing 8 Countries.